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Dover Man Arrested on Weapons Charges Following Traffic Stop

Incident Number: 50-22-29373

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 12:47 p.m.

Location: West Division Street and South New Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department arrested Leroy Fleming, a 39-year-old Dover man, on weapons and drug charges Wednesday afternoon following a traffic stop. At approximately 12:47 p.m., a patrol officer observed Fleming operating a vehicle in the area of West Division Street and South New Street while using a cellular device without utilizing handheld equipment. A traffic stop was conducted and upon contacting Fleming, officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and officers located 200 grams of marijuana and a stolen .357 revolver. Fleming was taken into custody without incident.

Fleming was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to SCI on $108,000 cash bail on the following charges:

-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2x)
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of a Stolen Firearm
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana

-Possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 1 quantity
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Operating a vehicle while using a cellular phone
-Failure to have insurance identification in possession

Leroy Fleming
Dover, DE